Folio from a Qur’an, sura 1:1-7, right-hand half of a double-page frontispiece

Detached folio from a Qur’an; right-hand half of a double-page frontispiece; facing folio (S1986.87.2); recto: blank; verso: Sura al-fatiha (the opener), sura 1:1-7, verso begins with “bismillah”, one column, 7 lines of text; Arabic in black naskh script; vocalized in black; inscription; one of a group of two folios.

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Muhammad Hashim
Historical period(s)
Qajar period, 1791-1792 (1206 A.H.)
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 35.8 x 21.5 cm (14 1/8 x 8 7/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.87.1
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, illumination, Iran, Islam, Qajar period (1779 - 1925), Qur'an, sura 1, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907

Description

Detached folio from a Qur'an; right-hand half of a double-page frontispiece; facing folio (S1986.87.2); recto: blank; verso: Sura al-fatiha (the opener), sura 1:1-7, verso begins with "bismillah", one column, 7 lines of text; Arabic in black naskh script; vocalized in black; inscription; one of a group of two folios.

Inscription(s)

Last line, in the medallion: Muhammad Hashim, [A.H.] 1206 [A.D. 1792].

Published References
  • Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an. 5 vols., Boston and Leiden. fig. 9.
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 32, p. 24-25.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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